If the item you want is not in the Tunkhannock Public Library catalog, we may be able to borrow it from within the Lackawanna County Library System (LCLS). When you are looking for materials that cannot be found in either our library or the LCLS, the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Librarian can assist you with ordering items from other Pennsylvania libraries.
Access PA provides information about holdings at libraries throughout Pennsylvania. Patrons can search the Access PA database for items and give material requests to a Library staff member.
Frequently asked questions
Who can use the ILL Service?
Any Library patron in good standing may use the service. This service is a privilege not a right.
How long does it take to get ILL items?
On average, it takes about 7 to 14 days. However, sometimes it can take up to 6 weeks. The Library cannot guarantee delivery time, so it is best to plan ahead if you have a deadline for work or school.
Is there a fee to use ILL?
Generally, there is no charge to Library patrons. Libraries absorb the costs of processing and shipping, which are estimated at approximately $30 per transaction.
How many materials can I request at any one time?
You may request three ILL materials at a time. The Library will process your requests but cannot hold requests for future processing.
Can I renew materials obtained through the ILL service?
Items borrowed through the Library’s ILL Service cannot be renewed and must be picked up at AND returned to the Tunkhannock Public Library.